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The Most Embarrassing Flight Ever

January 2, 2010 by Joey Vaillancourt · 13 Comments 

Hey everyone!

Joey here today and I wanted to tell you about my most recent trip and *experience* on a flight.

This past weekend I flew out to Orlando for a 4 day weekend for a fitness conference being held at the Marriot Hotel Airport.

It was a nice break from the weather in Canada and a good change of scenery.

Lots of ideas came from this event and I will be sure to share the upcoming developments with you
in the coming months.

However, it was not the most ejoyable flight I have been on

embarrassed-chimpNo the flight was not late and no there was no close calls…just a really embarressing moment.

It all started after transferring planes in Philidelphia. I had just boarded the plane and I put my overhead luggage away, then I checked my ticket and sat down.

There was no one else there yet in the seats.

I had the middle seat.

It was at this time that everything pretty much fell apart.

You ever hear of someone getting in trouble by being too nice? Well I was a victim of this BIG time.
I soon observed two people together, both asian, stop at my row of seats and they placed their luggage overhead. At which point both smiled at each other.

There was a man and a woman.

The man signaled he needed to go to the end seat. I got up and left him through.

As I was standing there, the woman smiled at me then glanced to the other guy already seated and glanced away.

Now mind you this all happened very quickly, but I made the assumption (assumptions are the mother of all screwups btw) that they were together, and somehow when they had ordered their tickets, they were seperated or something along those lines.

So I offered “do you want to sit in the middle”

She paused and looked puzzled (obviously I know why now), then replied,

Girl: “No…why?”

Me: “I just thought you might want to sit next to him (pointing to the guy sitting)”

Right about at the end of my phrase did I realize the error in my judgement.

They both laughed and explained they were not together.

As I turned red (I am a shy guy and am ebaressed quite easily), she blurted;

“Dont worry, I always think white people are together too”

I got redder…

Was I wrong to make this assumption?

Was I wrong in trying to be nice based on what I thought the circumstances were?

I didnt mean any disrespect and I am not racist, but in that moment I felt HORRIBLE.

I felt like a complete jerk.

BUT, then again, what if there was a mixup? What if they were togher?
Then I wouldve looked like a very kind human being, right?

They both said it was ok and that they were not offended, but I still felt bad.

As the blood in my head started to escape and disperse evenly into my body again, the flight attendant passed and explained that there were other seats available if we wanted to each take our own row of seats as there was extra seats available.

Why couldnt she had showed up and explained this before I humiliated myself?!

I guess if she did, I would have nothing to talk about.

Life is funny. You win some and lose some.



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